import or export without paying customs duties
"She smuggled cigarettes across the border"
To import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties
To bring in surreptitiously
To thrash or be thrashed by a bear's claws, or to swipe at or be swiped at by a person's arms in a bearlike manner.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To import or export goods without paying the customs.
Etymology: smockelen, Dutch.
to import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace
fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely
to import or export in violation of the customs laws
Etymology: [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep. See Smock.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
smug′l, v.t. to import or export without paying the legal duty: to convey secretly.—ns. Smugg′ler, one who smuggles: a vessel used in smuggling; Smugg′ling, defrauding the government of revenue by the evasion of custom-duties or excise-taxes. [Low Ger. smuggeln, cog. with Ger. schmuggeln; Dut. smuigen, to eat secretly.]
smug′l, v.t. to fondle, cuddle.
The numerical value of smuggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of smuggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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We're going to deploy strike teams of DPS special agents to conduct surveillance and look for these cloned vehicles, stolen vehicles that are staged along the highways used to smuggle people… and also identify stash houses, which is very important to disrupting Mexican cartel operations.
We don’t think it had another aim, the aim was to smuggle oil illegally from Iran to Syria.
A Russian-flagged oil tanker was captured this afternoon when it tried to smuggle oil off Zawara.
At least 100 drivers were killed trying to smuggle crude into Syria. Drivers are refusing to go because the smuggling route between Mosul and Syria has became a death trap.
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- pasar, contrabandear, contrabandoSpanish
- salakaubana vedamaEstonian
- passer en contrebandeFrench
- шверцува, криумчариMacedonian
- провозить контрабандойRussian
- kunyataSouthern Sotho
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